A man who ran out of the Atlanta airport on Tuesday after a weapon went off during a ticketing process is still at large. Witnesses described how the man made his way through an aisle of people in the terminal as the FBI swarmed over the scene. Then, the man ran toward an employee lounge with the gun. As the man put the gun down, an impact occurred, causing shrapnel to hit a bystander. The incident prompted the evacuation of Concourse A. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has sent four agents to Atlanta, but no arrests have been made. Two people were injured, with one a female who needed surgery. An airport official told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “It’s still unclear how this weapon actually went off.” While everyone is a clear danger to the public, the man seems to be the only one not with anyone else:
BREAKING: FBI: Just so you know — the airport is still on lockdown and an ongoing investigation is underway. pic.twitter.com/K3UCHHZVpy — AJC (@ajc) October 3, 2017
The victim, identified as Paul Anthony Davis, was taken to the hospital, a source close to the investigation told the AJC. Davis is the first person to die in this incident, but authorities told the AJC that they have “no reason to believe that it’s anyone else.” The AJC notes that it is unclear if the shot was meant for the person behind him.
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